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The Senate Must Reject Hagel

wgraff Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 12:15 AM
One interesting thing about what has happened in the past when America has either gone against or criticized Israel. Every time we have it has been followed by a massive natural disaster. There is a reason the people of Israel are referred to as GOD's people. You don't go against the Lord and not expect retribution. So go on spouting your garbage all you want, I on the other hand will back Israel. Besides they have a claim to that land that goes back over 2500 years.

The Senate's "advice and consent" role doesn't require it to rubber-stamp a presidential appointee for secretary of defense who senators believe would weaken America in this increasingly dangerous world.

Notwithstanding former Sen. Chuck Hagel's diminished view of the post -- "I won't be in a policymaking position" -- the secretary of defense is an exceedingly important position and must be filled with someone who understands the complexity and gravity of the threats we face.

In his testimony at his confirmation hearing, Hagel demonstrated a remarkable unwillingness to clarify his past statements, a stunning misapprehension of the identity, intentions and capabilities...